Maple Granola with Dried Fruit

Making your own granola allows you to create whatever flavors you desire. Add crystallized ginger, chopped dates, a sprinkle of cinnamon, coconut flakes, dried papaya—the possibilities are endless!

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 2⁄3 cup maple syrup
  • 1⁄3 cup canola oil
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1⁄2 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1⁄4 cup dark raisins
  • 1⁄4 cup golden raisins
  • 1⁄4 cup diced dried apricots


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Over low heat, melt and whisk together butter, syrup, canola oil, and vanilla.
  • On large baking tray in a single layer, toss together oats, flax seeds, raisins, and dried apricots. Drizzle maple syrup mixture over oats, gently tossing to combine as needed.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, carefully tossing once during cooking. Granola will harden as it cools.